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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Stern \Stern\, a. Being in the stern, or being astern; as, the stern davits. [1913 Webster] Stern board (Naut.), a going or falling astern; a loss of way in making a tack; as, to make a stern board. See Board, n., 8 (b) . Stern chase. (Naut.) (a) See under Chase, n. (b) A stern chaser. Stern chaser (Naut.), a cannon placed in a ship's stern, pointing backward, and intended to annoy a ship that is in pursuit. Stern fast (Naut.), a rope used to confine the stern of a ship or other vessel, as to a wharf or buoy. Stern frame (Naut.), the framework of timber forms the stern of a ship. Stern knee. See Sternson. Stern port (Naut.), a port, or opening, in the stern of a ship. Stern sheets (Naut.), that part of an open boat which is between the stern and the aftmost seat of the rowers, -- usually furnished with seats for passengers. Stern wheel, a paddle wheel attached to the stern of the steamboat which it propels. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sternson \Stern"son\, n. [See Stern, n., and cf. Stemson.] (Naut.) The end of a ship's keelson, to which the sternpost is bolted; -- called also stern knee. [1913 Webster]